Lesson 7: Alcohol, drugs and tobacco: making decisions

To begin to understand the influence others have on us and how we can make our own decisions

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the influence others have on us and how we can make our own decisions

 

 

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know: 

  • The facts about legal and illegal harmful substances and associated risks, including smoking, alcohol use and drug-taking

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Would benefit from working with an adult in the Activity: Making decisions. Work with these children practice resisting peer pressure in the wrapping up section of the lesson.

Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to suggest what the character could say to make their decision clear in the Activity: Making decisions.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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Sarah Huggins,  
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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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